MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 03, 1961
Closing Date
Jun 24, 1961
Performances
96
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Martin Beck Theatre
(Apr 03, 1961 - Jun 24, 1961)

Setting
400 B.C. Athens.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck Theatre General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Lee Guber
Book by Fred Saidy and Henry Myers; Based on "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes; Based on stories of Greek mythology by Bullfinch; Story by E.Y. Harburg; Music by Jacques Offenbach; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; Musical Director: Robert DeCormier; Vocal arrangements by Robert DeCormier; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Hershy Kay; Dance arrangements by Gerald Alters
Directed by Cyril Ritchard; Choreographed by Dania Krupska
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to the Costume Designer: Frank Spencer
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss; Business Manager: Albert H. Rosen
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: Herman Magidson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Renato Cibelli
Musical research by Jay Gorney; Electronic Tonalities by Louis Barron and Bebe Barron; Assistant Conductor: Ted Saidenberg; Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Bill Doll; Assistant to Mr. Ritchard: Bill Penn; Asst. to the Choreographer: Arthur Partington; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Chief of State
 
Pluto
 
A Heckler
 
A Gay Blade
 
A Wine Smuggler
 
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
 
A Playwright
 
An Ambassador
Diana
Lysistrata
General Kinesias
Dancer
A Herald
 
Mercury
 
Dancer
Singer
Hector
 
Singer
Joy Claussen
Broadway debut
Aphrodite
 
Amaryllis
 
Singer
2d Minister
 
Sergeant
Dancer
 
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Theodora
 
Singer
Singer
Dancer
Juno
 
Myrrhina
Dancer
Singer
Phoebe
 
Singer
Captain Crito
 
Apollo
 
Dancer
1st Courier
 
Dancer
Dancer
Dancer
2d Courier
 
Dancer
1st Minister
 
Bacchus
Singer
Spartan Woman
 
Singer
Ataraxohymonides
 
Singer
Sentinal
 
Singer
3d Minister
 
Neptune
 
Ulysses
 
Singer
Standby: Leila Martin (Diana, Lysistrata)
Understudies: David Canary (Captain Crito, Apollo), Renato Cibelli (2d Minister, Jupiter), Judith Haskell (Diana), Lainie Kazan (Juno, Myrrhina, Spartan Woman), Michael Kermoyan (General Kinesias), Rita Metzger (Aphrodite, Amaryllis), Alton Ruff (Mercury), Ted Thurston (Chief of State, Pluto, A Heckler, A Gay Blade, A Wine Smuggler, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, A Playwright, An Ambassador), Arthur Tookoyan (3d Minister, Sergeant), Maura K. Wedge (Phoebe) and John Wheeler (1st Minister, Bacchus)
music by Jacques Offenbach; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Act 1
Sung By
Cheers For the Hero
Ensemble
The Glory That is Greece
Chief of State, General Kinesias and Ensemble
The Happiest Girl in the World
Lysistrata and General Kinesias
The Greek Marine
Chief of State, Ministers and Soldiers
Shall We Say Farewell
Lysistrata
Never Be-Devil the Devil
Pluto
Whatever They May Be
Diana and the Gods
Eureka
Jupiter and the Gods
Diana's Arrival in Athens (Dance)
Diana
The Oath
Lysistrata and Women
The Happiest Girl in the World (Reprise)
Dancer
Diana's Transformation
Pluto, Diana and Two Suitors
Vive la Virtue!
Pluto and Diana
Adrift on a Star
Lysistrata and General Kinesias
Finale
Lysistrata, General Kinesias and Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
That'll Be the Day
Men
How Soon, Oh Moon?
Lysistrata, Sentinal and Women
Love-Sick Serenade
Pluto and Myrrhina
Five Minutes of Spring
General Kinesias, Lysistrata and Diana
The Greek Marine (Reprise)
Soldiers
Five Minutes of Spring (Reprise)
Soldiers
Never Trust a Virgin
Pluto and Women
Entrance of the Courtesans
Women
The Pied Piper's Can-Can
Pluto and Dancers
Vive la Virtue! (Reprise)
Pluto and Diana
Finale
Entire Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Choreography

1962 Nominee
Choreographed by Dania Krupska

Theatre World

Award

1961 Recipient
Bruce Yarnell
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